Children in kindergartens will return to school on August 31 . Under the decision approved by the municipal People’s Committee on August 10 on the 2022–2023 school year calendar for public schools, children in kindergartens will return to school on August 31 after the summer vacation. The opening ceremony of the new 2022-2023 academic year will take place on September 5. The first semester will run from September 5 to January 14, 2023 while the second semester will start from January 16 to May 20, 2023. The school year will end from May 22-26, 2023. Students of elementary schools, middle and high schools and vocational schools will go back to classes on August 22. The opening ceremony of the new school year will take place on September 5. The first semester will run from September 5 to January 14, 2023, while the second semester will start from January 16 to May 20, 2023. The school year will end from May 22-26, 2023 The 10th-grade entrance exam will be completed before July … [Read more...] about HCMC announces 2022–2023 school year calendar, 9-day Tet break for students
Members of Vietnam's national football team (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s national football squad is scheduled to meet Singapore and India at an international international tournament held by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) this September as part of the FIFA International Match Calendars . The tournament will be held at the Thong Nhat stadium in Ho Chi Minh City from September 21 to 27. The three teams are set to compete in a round-robin format. Vietnam will face Singapore on September 21 and India six days later, while the match between Singapore and India is slated for September 24. In preparation for the matches, Vietnamese players will gather for training on September 17. The friendly tournament is part of a plan to get the team ready for the AFF MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CUP 2022, a biennial football competition organised by the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF)./. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam to face Singapore, India in September friendly football tournament
The ritual of praying for peace during the annual Kate Festival of the Cham people in Binh Thuan at the Po Sah Inu Cham Tower relic in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – During the Kate festival, Cham people residing in the south central province of Binh Thuan and those from all walks of life return home to reunite with their families and friends to celebrate and worship. Kate is the most ancient and unique festival of the Brahman Cham people in Binh Thuan. It is held each year to pay tribute to the gods and pray for favourable weather and crops, happy couples, and good fortune. Kate Festival - one of six annual festivals in Binh Thuan The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on April 4 announced that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued decision No. 776/QD-BVHTTDL to add the traditional Kate festival to the list of national intangible cultural heritage in Vietnam. In 2017, the Kate Festival was … [Read more...] about Binh Thuan’s Kate Festival listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage
Photo: Monks and Khmer people in Phum Soc villages in Soc Trang province decorate the temple grounds to welcome the new year. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Chol Chnam Thmay New Year is the biggest festival on the Khmer calendar, which takes place around mid-April of the solar calendar every year. The festival expresses the wish for a new year of favourable rain and wind, and bountiful crops. These days, coming to temples of the Khmer ethnic group in the south, visitors will be immersed in the bustling atmosphere to welcome the Chol Chnam Thmay traditional New Year. According to locals, this is the time between rainy and dry seasons with lush vegetation, considered as the beginning of a favourable year. Chol Chnam Thmay Festival usually takes place around mid-April every year. If the Thanh Minh (grave-visiting) is an occasion for Vietnamese and Chinese people to look to the past to remember their ancestors and deceased relatives, take care of and repair graves, the Khmer … [Read more...] about Chol Chnam Thmay – biggest festival of Khmer people
Illustrative photo (Source: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) - While there are very few wild tigers left, the number of the registered captive big cats in Vietnam, mostly in private facilities, has increased from 97 in 2010 to 364 in 2021. According to conservationists, there are only about five tigers recorded in the wild in Vietnam. However, individuals and businesses are seeing booming activities of tiger farming for non-commercial purposes, with the number of registered captive ones increasing year by year. Conservation efforts Yet, five is the figure projected by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the basis of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s estimates as of 2015. Since 2009, Vietnam has not recorded any tigers in the wild or conducted any national surveys of the animal. In the face of tiger disappearance, at the Global Tiger Summit in Russia in 2010, Vietnam and 12 countries committed to doubling the number of wild tigers in the world by 2022 - … [Read more...] about 10 years of conservation: how many tigers left in the wild in Vietnam?
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES HCMC-Carnival of the Animals ______________________________________________________________ EXHIBITION HCMC-Exhibition “Dancing Through Dreamscape” Until Aug 14, 10 am – 08 pm VY Gallery, 20 Nguyen Van Thu, District 1 Hanoi-Exhibition “Movement” Opening: Aug 10, 06 pm Exhibition: Aug 10 – 30, 09 am – 12 pm & 01:30 pm – 05 pm VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District From the organizer : Movement by Mzung Nguyen is a solo exhibition, a visual essay reflecting the transition of urban life through a mixed discipline of collage-art practices. In terms of materials, this project collects and reuses hundreds of old magazines, which have been published during the past decade. Mzung Nguyen finds motivation in tracking the shifts in time and space, the replacement of old and new values, the cultural disparity between tradition and … [Read more...] about What’s on August 8-14/2022